Environment California Research & Policy Center
Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; a healthy ocean that's safe for wildlife; preserved open spaces; clean sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out — all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations. Our staff research the issues, educate the public, and win tangible results.
Investigating problems and crafting solutions
Tackling air pollution in California: There were 135 days in 2010, or more than a third of the year, when at least part of the state experienced smog levels exceeding the health standard. Our report, “Danger in the Air,” presents data indicating that the problem may have been even worse than we thought, because the national health standard for smog pollution set in 2008 was set at a level that scientists agree is not protective of public health. The report also sets forth practical policy recommendations for reducing air pollution and protecting public health.
Educating the public and making our voices heard
We’ve spoken with more than 100,000 Californians about the toxic effects of single-use plastic bags on our environment. In just two years, disposable bag use decreased by 33%. Fourteen cities and counties have banned disposable plastic bags, and dozens more are taking steps to follow their lead.
Environment California Research & Policy Center would like to thank the following foundations and organizations for supporting our work: Arntz Family Foundation, Calaliver Foundation, Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, Colwell Family Distributable Fund at The San Diego Foundation, The Energy Foundation, Lee and Lawrence J. Ramer Foundation, Lindemann Foundation, Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, Louise Berg Fund for Giving, Marin Community Foundation, Michael Lee Environmental Foundation, Moncton Family Fund, Nancy Olmsted Kaehr and Michael Kaehr Fund at The San Diego Foundation, Rau Abhari Fund, Resources Legacy Fund Foundation, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, Rosenthal Family Foundation, Serena Fund of Tides Foundation, Shirley Fund, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Streisand Foundation, Tagney Jones Family Fund at The Seattle Foundation, The Public Health Trust, The San Francisco Foundation, Tides Foundation, Tilia Foundation and TomKat Charitable Trust.
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Environment California Research & Policy Center gratefully accept bequests, beneficiary designations of IRAs and life insurance, and gifts of securities to support our work. Your gift will assure that we can continue to protect California's air, water and open spaces for future generations.
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